Les trois Roses de Marie-Anne. Illustrations et gravures à l’eau-forte...…

Les trois Roses de Marie-Anne. Illustrations et gravures à l’eau-forte... by LOUŸS, Pierre. Léon LEBÈGUE, illustrator.

~ Les trois Roses de Marie-Anne. Illustrations et gravures à l’eau-forte... Paris: [’La Semeuse’], Librairie des amateurs, A. Ferroud – A. Ferroud, successeur, 1909.

Large 8vo (230 × 158 mm), pp. [4], 18, [6], plus etched frontispiece in 3 states, head and tailpieces in 3 states, pochoir coloured initials. Original wrappers. Limitation in manuscript. Wrappers slightly creased, b very good copy. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

First edition, tirage de tête, on grand japon with plates and illustrations in 3 states, this unnumbered copy reserved by the publisher for the author. There were 300 copies in all, including 60 on japon (30 with 3 states, 30 with 2 states). Illustrator Lebègue was already a prolific commercial artists, producing posters, menus and other book illustrations; he specialised in certain strand of medievalist fantasy. Not in Carteret.

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